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TitleYoung LOICZ Forum - 8-15 Sept. 2011 - Yantai, China
Listing InstitutionScientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Last Date to apply2011-06-01
Location
Descriptionhe YLF is a well-balanced combination of OSC sessions and specific targeted activities for early-career scientists and young coastal managers, including training workshops and practical exercises. It brings together senior scientists, international organisations, and early-career scientists and young coastal managers from various countries for both formal training and open discussions on relevant global environmental change topics. The training programme includes tutorials, exercises, and open-discussions to provide cross-disciplinary learning; original workshops provide both practical skills and scientific knowledge. Special attention is given to career advice, including acquiring transferable and soft skills, training-through-research and one-to-one mentorship (one senior scientist will be appointed to each YLF participant). A job shop offers the opportunity to network with and meet potential employers; field trips and social events will support cultural understanding. Other features are the YLF statement ‘The Future we Sea’ and a carbon offset activity. On the basis of the performance in and produced outcome of the different training units, awards will be given to the best YLF participants. The ‘YLF champion’ will be awarded to attend the OSC ‘Planet under Pressure’ in London in March, 2012.
Instruction LanguageEnglish
Minimum Educational Requirement(students)We specifically target and invite early-career scientists and young managers and practitioners from local authorities. A relationship to coastal management is required and the maximum age is 35 years. The selection of YLF participants will be based on geographical and gender balance, personal history, and scientific quality, with a focus on recently identified coastal ‘Hotspots’. The selection committee will focus on candidates’ qualifications and merits, potential benefits they may gain from the YLF participation in the conduct of daily professional duties and future roles they may play as scientists or decision makers in policy and practice.
Application Documents RequirmentYLF applicants are required to submit 1) a scientific poster, 2) the completed application form, and 3) a letter of recommendation. Incomplete applications and applications submitted past the official closing date of 1 June, 2011, cannot not be considered. See http://www.loicz.org/calender/ylf2011/Application/index.html.en
Sponsors' Availability* 500,- US$ (other countries) * 400,- US$ (developing countries) Please check the list of countries on the exact amount of your registration fee. The registration fee includes: attendance to all YLF training seminars and OSC sessions, materials, accommodation at the Oriental Haitian Hotel (8-16 September, 2011), all meals (buffet-style breakfasts, lunches, morning/afternoon refreshment breaks, and dinners), one ticket to the Welcome Dinner, and costs of field trip and social activities. Transportation to/from Yantai, visa and health costs are not covered. For selected candidates fees and transportation may be covered if funds become available (please indicate under 7 in application form).
Contact InformationYLF2011@gmail.com
Related Websiteshttp://www.loicz.org/young_loicz/YLF2011/
Keywordscoastal, ocean, science

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